Dr. Izzy Hirji


Izzy Hirji is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with an honours B.Sc. in Zoology. He has a background in both domestic and wildlife medicine, pathology and conservation, and has trained at several zoos and sanctuaries in this capacity both in North America and abroad. He currently works as a locum vet around the downtown Toronto area, with a special interest in exotics. He is the primary veterinarian for Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary in Canada, and recently worked as the resident veterinarian and assistant manager for Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary. He now consults for Tacugama and the Fauna Foundation chimpanzee sanctuaries, and is involved with several wildlife conservation initiatives abroad. He is extremely passionate about environmental conservation and One Health.

Aside from veterinary medicine, he is also an avid photographer, web designer, and enjoys tending to his indoor garden!